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Two more trails join the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides network 06 May 2022

More of Aotearoa New Zealand’s stunning scenery, culture and heritage and related activities are accessible by bike as 2 new trails join the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides network.

INZ accepts review recommendations relating to the detention of asylum seekers 03 May 2022

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) welcomes the recommendations of the independent review of its processes and procedures relating to the detention of asylum seekers.

Future of remaining MIQ facilities 03 May 2022

The closure of the 4 remaining MIQ facilities will be brought forward due to very low numbers using the facilities.

Border class exception for ski seasonal workers 14 April 2022

The government has announced a border class exception for up to 275 experienced ski seasonal workers.

Cycle trails good for health, economy 14 April 2022

New Zealand’s cycle trails and cycle tourism are more popular than ever.

Milestone for MIQ as NZDF security departs 31 March 2022

An important milestone in the operations of Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) has been reached with the release of the vast majority of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) security personnel. Their significant duties have contributed greatly to the success of MIQ.

MIQ voucher booking system to end, decommissioning of facilities underway 24 March 2022

With New Zealand now reopening to the world and MIQ winding down, the MIQ voucher booking system is being decommissioned, says Head of MIQ Chris Bunny.

Sudima MIQ facility to support Rotorua community during Omicron outbreak 21 March 2022

The last remaining MIQ facility in Rotorua is to be used to support the community during the current Omicron outbreak. The Sudima Rotorua Managed Isolation Facility will be available to support community cases from Tuesday 22 March 2022 until the end of May.

Border changes for unvaccinated New Zealand Citizens 18 March 2022

The Government has agreed that unvaccinated New Zealand citizens, and those who are eligible to travel to New Zealand do not need to enter MIQ or to self-isolate. This change takes effect from 11.59pm on Friday 18 March.

Tourism Kick-start Fund opens on 1 April 17 March 2022

Tourism businesses in the 5 South Island communities most reliant on international visitors will be able to apply for support from the $49 million Tourism Kick-start Fund initiative on 1 April.